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art dec·o

also Art Dec·o  (ärt dĕk′ō)
A decorative and architectural style of the period 1925-1940, characterized by geometric designs, bold colors, and the use of plastic and glass.

[French Art Déco, from Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, a 1925 exposition in Paris, France.]

Art Deco

(Art Movements) (also without capitals)
a. a style of interior decoration, jewellery, architecture, etc, at its height in the 1930s and characterized by geometrical shapes, stylized natural forms, and symmetrical utilitarian designs adapted to mass production
b. (as modifier): an Art-Deco carpet.
[C20: shortened from art décoratif, after the Exposition des arts décoratifs held in Paris in 1925]

art′ dec′o

(often caps.) a style of decorative art developed orig. in the 1920s and marked chiefly by geometric motifs, curvilinear forms, and sharply defined outlines.
[1965–70; < French Art Déco, shortened from (Exposition Internationale des) Arts Décoratifs]

Art Deco

A decorative arts and architectural style emanating from Paris in 1925 and common in both Europe and America. Stylized and modernist, it reconciled methods of massproduction and manufactured materials (such as bakelite) as well as using luxury items. Furniture included metalwork designs.
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Noun1.Art Deco - a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930sart deco - a style of design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s; marked by stylized forms and geometric designs adapted to mass production
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles

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